One can’t dialogue with Satan, pope says; the Bible is the best defense
Mar 10 2014
When temptation comes your way, don’t try to “dialogue” or argue with the devil, Pope Francis said.
Top 10 things most people don’t know about Pope Francis
Mar 08 2014
From his having a way with birds to an achy back, find out things you may not know about the pope.
On first Friday of Lent, pope speaks on nature of true fasting
Mar 07 2014
Pope Francis criticized those who practice fasting as a mere ritual, rather than as a sacrifice representative of a religion of love.
Pope shares anecdotes, talks to priests about mercy, hearing confession
Mar 06 2014
Meeting March 6 with pastors of Rome parishes, Pope Francis told them to avoid being very lax or very strict when hearing confessions.
Pope, in interview, suggests church could tolerate some civil unions
Mar 05 2014
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church could tolerate some types of nonmarital civil unions.
Pope asks prayers for Ukraine; archbishop says country in danger
Mar 03 2014
Pope Francis again asked the world’s Christians to pray for Ukraine.
Before beginning Lenten retreat, pope cites need for silence, prayer
Mar 03 2014
Less than a week before he was to take top Vatican officials and head out of town for a weeklong Lenten retreat, Pope Francis said retreats should renew the faith of participants, transforming their ministry and their relationships with others.
Pope Francis’ top 10 most quotable quotes of the year
Mar 02 2014
In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past year, Pope Francis has given the church a bounty of memorable sound bites.
Lessons in style: Pope’s gestures, choices are teaching moments
Mar 01 2014
From the moment Pope Francis stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he signaled his pontificate would bring some style differences.
Pope Benedict says it's absurd to question validity of his resignation
Feb 26 2014
In a letter to an Italian journalist, retired Pope Benedict XVI said questions about the validity of his resignation are "absurd."